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  • Turning on theatre’s Noises Off

    Turning on theatre’s Noises Off

    How do you take on the funniest farce ever? Alan Paris tells Veronica Stivala he suspects the playwright wrote this play as tidy revenge on actors and their egos. Noises Off has been called the funniest farce ever, and I concur. I stumbled upon...

  • The sound of Swedish doom

    The sound of Swedish doom

    Swedish doom metal maestros Draconian recently headlined Metal Over Malta. Mark Debono caught up with vocalists Anders Jacobsson and Heike Langhans. When I realised that Draconian were taking to the stage in Malta, alongside an impressive roster...

  • A tapestry of sound and emotions

    A tapestry of sound and emotions

    Experimental musician Renzo Spiteri tells Ramona Depares about Quintessence, the new work he premiered at FutureEverything Festival in the UK. An immersive experience with truly hypnotic soundscapes that evoke myriad contrasting emotions during...

  • Four band bill

    Four band bill

    For Strings Inn will be headlining a four-bill line-up on Friday at Razzett l-Aħmar, Attard. The rock band released its new album, Feathers and Stones, last year to strong feedback. The event will also feature Eversity, WaterWings and the new band...

  • The ladybird in the lowlands

    The ladybird in the lowlands

    Last year was a very busy one for Maltese singer-songwriter Alex Alden. After moving to the Netherlands in 2013, soon after releasing her debut EP The Curious Child, last year she relocated from Utrecht to Rotterdam. Describing the move as a bit...

  • Of good intentions and bad organisation

    Of good intentions and bad organisation

    Organised by dancer and choreographer Felix Busuttil, the Malta International Dance & Competition Event 2015 (MIDCE), was the first large-scale dance competition to take place in Malta. The event included a number of dance classes in difference...

  • Martyrium kicks off new gig season at Remedy

    Martyrium kicks off new gig season at Remedy

    Remedy, the upstairs space at Coconut Grove, Paceville, is back with a series of live gigs. The performance space, which is closely associated with metal and rock, has reopened for performances with a set of upgrades that include a new, live-band...

  • Kersten Graham’s debut single

    Kersten Graham’s debut single

    Kersten Graham has released his debut single, Close to Home. The musician says that the idea was born after a quarrel with someone special for him. “After thinking about everything, I realised that I did not want to lose that person, no matter...

  • New direction for Opening Doors

    New direction for Opening Doors

    Opening Doors , an autonomous NGO operating towards the promotion of and active involvement of adults with learn-ing disabilities in the artistic and creative sector, is now embarking on a new direction. The NGO recently formed a new, extended...

  • DJ Alpha Steppa live

    DJ Alpha Steppa live

    DJ Alpha Steppa is performing a live set on Saturday at Stardust, Sliema. The event is being organised by Bass Culture, in collaboration with Remissa Pub and Island Rockers Sound System. Also performing are French DJ Brozer, Earthrocker and the...

  • Three Maltese singers for San Remo Junior

    Three singers were chosen to represent Malta at the San Remo Junior competition that will be held on Wednesday at the Ariston Theatre in Italy. The singers, who were chosen during the San Remo Junior Malta selection process that took place last...

  • Hail Blk & Haar Records launch

    Hail Blk & Haar Records launch

    Artistes Sonitus Eco & ND will be launching their respective labels with the first releases, Hail Blk & Haar Records, on Saturday at Liquid Club, San Ġwann. The line-up includes Ghostt live, Serial Depth with a vinyl set and Sonitus Eco and Hail...

  • Regeneration through street art

    Regeneration through street art

    The Memorie Urbane graffiti festival has awakened creative tourism in the overlooked Lazio, Italy. Naima Morelli interviews founder Davide Rossillo. In the last couple of years, my best friend’s mother, a dignified 60-year-old lady with short...

  • Action wins over substance

    Action wins over substance

    The GunmanDirector: Pierre MoreltStarring: Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Jasmine Trinca115 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd It is clearly a trend for 50-something Hollywood leading men to try their hand at the action genre. Liam Neeson made something of...

  • A fitting tribute

    Fast And Furious 7Director: James WanStarring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham137 mins; Class 12;KRS Film Releasing One thing can be said about those darn Fast and Furious films (F&F for ease of reference)… they seem to be...

  • Too shallow

    Too shallow

    Unfinished BusinessDirector: Ken ScottStarring: Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco, Tom Wilkinson91mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd A title like Unfinished Business is just begging to be punned to death, especially when the finished product it headlines...

  • Jeremy Clarkson pulls out of satire show

    Jeremy Clarkson pulls out of satire show

    Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has pulled out of his planned appearance hosting BBC satirical show Have I Got News For You. The star was due to appear later this month – marking his first BBC appearance since the corporation let him go after...

  • Sue Perkins favourite as Top Gear’s new host

    Sue Perkins favourite as Top Gear’s new host

    A flurry of bets has seen Great British Bake Off host Sue Perkins installed as favourite to replace the ousted Jeremy Clarkson in hit motoring show Top Gear. The star, who also presents an afternoon chat show on ITV with Bake Off co-star Mel...

  • George Cross award commemoration

    George Cross award commemoration

    The award of the George Cross to Malta is being commemorated by the Malta Tourism Authority on Tuesday at St George's Square in Valletta, the same square where the actual ceremony was held 73 years ago. The programme will start at 7.30pm with a...

  • ‘Co-star out of control’ – Cowell

    ‘Co-star out of control’ – Cowell

    Simon Cowell has admitted he fears he has let his Britain’s Got Talent co-star David Walliams spiral out of control on the show. The pair has a long-running jokey partnership as judges on the ITV talent contest. Cowell said in a promo video for...

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